Pork Tamales

Homemade tamales are one of our favorite things to eat. It beats any tamale I’ve tried in any restaurant, and it can be made ahead and frozen. They make perfect microwavable snacks, and did I already mention that they’re delicious?? Many people shy away from cooking foods like tamales because they’re constantly told that it’s hard to make. IT’S NOT HARD! I […]

Biscoff Treats

I’m sure most of you are wondering what in the world is Biscoff? Well I’m sure you’re already familiar with the cookie, you just don’t know it yet. Biscoff is a brand for a speculoos cookie, which is the cookie that is used to make the oh-so-famous cookie butter. Ringing a bell now? It’s got the spiced cinnamon-y, christmas-y, crunchy […]

Blooming Gelatin

It often goes without saying, but gelatin has to be bloomed before using. This may be confusing to many readers due to the fact that it is assumed that it is common knowledge. Whether you’re using sheets or powdered gelatin, make sure you bloom it in order to have it properly melt (and not end up clumpy). Gelatin powder Sprinkle […]

How to Make a Paper Piping Cone

Decorating with small detail requires a paper piping cone. This allows you to have a small tip for small details. It also doesn’t hold much, giving you more control. Start with a piece of parchment cut into a right angle triangle like this: With the right angle towards the top, bring the left corner up to meet the right angle […]

Tempering Chocolate (Seeding Method)

Anytime you’re dipping stuff into chocolate or using chocolate just by itself, it needs to be tempered. This excludes times when you’re making ganache, or incorporating chocolate into a recipe by adding ingredients such as cake, ice cream, or hot chocolate. But all the other times like candies, and chocolate covered strawberries, the chocolate should be tempered. Tempering chocolate gives it […]